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cladism

[ klad-iz-uhm, kley-diz- ]
/ ˈklæd ɪz əm, ˈkleɪ dɪz- /
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noun Biology.

the cladistic method of classification.

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Origin of cladism

First recorded in 1965; clad- + -ism
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